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Maker(s):Hammond, Jane
Culture:American (1950- )
Title:Untitled (Finger Dance)
Date Made:1989
Materials:watercolor and ink on paper
Measurements:Frame: 36 in x 26 1/8 in x 1 1/2 in; 91.4 cm x 66.4 cm x 3.8 cm; Sheet: 33 in x 27 1/2 in; 83.8 cm x 69.9 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2011.41
Credit Line:Gift of Mary Patricia Pence
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

ink drawing showing a magic trick with a cigar cutter puzzle. A cigarette is inserted in the small hole at the bottom and a finger is inserted in the larger cigar hole in the middle. Another hand pushes the guillotine blade down. Miraculously the finger is still intact and the cigarette is chopped in two pieces. On the left side a red star is painted and the artist has stamped an image of a person riding an animal several times. On the bottom of the drawing is another sketch of a hand.

cartoons; optical illusions; humor; toys; stars

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